Thomas Cook in Peterborough through the decades

With the news breaking this morning that Thomas Cook had gone into liquidation, meaning the loss off nearly 1,200 jobs in Peterborough, it feels fitting to look back on the travel giant’s history in the city.

Monday, 23rd September 2019, 6:19 pm
Frank Bruno taking part in a fun run

The company moved to Peterborough in 1977, opening its new administrative headquarters at Thorpe Wood in Longthorpe. After that it had its head office in Bretton and Lynch Wood, as well as retail outlets in Serpentine Green and Queensgate. Below are some images from the Peterborough Telegraph’s archive.

An aerial picture of Thomas Cook
Thomas Cook in Queensgate

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Ian Laxton - MD of Thomas Cook, announcing the merger of Thomas Cook Holidays and British Airways Holidays
Thomas Cook MD Simon Laxton - announcement of Thomas Cook /British Airways Holidays
The call centre at Coningsby Road
Thomas Cook in Bretton
An archive photo
Thomas Cook through the decades
Thomas Cook
Thomas Cook through the decades
Thomas Cook through the decades
Thomas Cook through the decades
Former chief executive Alan Stewart
Bernard Norman, former chair of Thomas Cook
A Thomas Cook fun run in 1989
Thomas Cook adverts
Thomas Cook adverts
Thomas Cook adverts